Turn flat blanks into beautifully domed pieces of jewelry.
TIP: To dap blank into a Convex dome that curves outwards, place blank stamped side down in dapping cavity. To dap blank into a Concave dome that curves inwards, place blank stamped side up in dapping cavity.
Place dapping block on stamping block.
Place blank inside a dapping cavity that is slightly bigger than the size of the blank.
Hold punch in center of blank and anchor the side of your hand on the dapping block so that the block doesn’t move while dapping.
Tap punch with the Metal Stamping Hammer. Then continue to tap the punch while rotating the punch at an angle in the dapping cavity until blank is evenly domed.
To create more of a dome, move the blank to the next smallest dapping cavity. And repeat the dapping process.
Note: Blanks should be gradually dapped. Start from a larger dapping cavity and work down in size until desired doming effect is achieved.
Note: All stamping, texturing and holes should be completed prior to dapping. Holes may need to be re-pierced after the dapping process.